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Time Zone: Wells County lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time.

The community of Fessenden is the Seat for Wells County.

Wells County was founded in 1873.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Wells had a population of 4,092 people. This is a decrease of 19.8% since the last Census (which gave a population of 5,102 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Wells represented 0.79% of the total population of North Dakota, making it the state's 25th most populous county (out of 53 counties).

The following table shows the recent changes in population. Other than 2000, the population counts have been estimated by the Census Bureau.

YearPopulationChange
Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
20104,207-17.54%+2.81% since 2009
20094,092-19.8%-1.4% since 2008
20084,150-18.66%-1.61% since 2007
20074,218-17.33% 
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20005,102The Last Census

More information can be found on the Wells County Census Page for Wells County.

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Below are some of the communities located in Wells County (for more communities, please visit our Nearby Page for Wells County):

Community 2009
Population
2000
Population
Change
(2009vs. 2000)
Harvey   1,5801,98920.56% decrease  
Fessenden   48762522.08% decrease  
Sykeston   12415318.95% decrease  
Bowdon   11013920.86% decrease  
Hurdsfield   749118.68% decrease  

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<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2000 Census and the next count will be for the 2010 Census.

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